Heavy Restaurant Group's Mediterranean-inflected newcomer opened this week at the foot of Stone Way with lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour. Eater Seattle has some photos, and there's an entire section of the cocktail menu dedicated to gin and tonics.
Pike Place Market's new breakfast and lunch outpost serves hot, Southern-influenced sandwiches (thick slices of ham and pimento cheese, or fried chicken,) and grits aplenty, says Eater Seattle. It's at 1523 First Ave; here's the menu.
Central District Ice Cream Company
On this most chilly of weeks, the CD has a new destination for inventive ice cream sandwiches and scoops of house ice cream flavors like ube and honey-gorgonzola-pear.
The former, mural-clad home of Olivar and Restaurant Marron now serves decidedly global fare (sweet pea pierogi, "hominy with brisket in the style of bibimbap") from the chef behind the Food popup at Cortona Cafe; Capitol Hill Seattle blog parses the menu and vibe.
Oh, no. Bethany Jean Clement at the Seattle Times says that the 20-year Eastlake favorite has shut its doors, partly due to the difficulty of finding cooks in this town.
Another Seattle-area location is in the works at 124th and Totem Lake Boulevard in Kirkland.